Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere

“The noodles pick up more flavor and spice, compared to other noodle products.”
— Kevin L,  IA

Deliciously spicy and perfectly affordable, the Nongshim Shin Cup is an ideal pick for on-the-go eating. You'll love the bright, satisfying heat and mix of flavors in this gourmet ramen. It's a quick-prepare soup that's just as good at home (with extras like a cracked egg and veggies) as it is on your lunch break (ready in a flash). All you have to do is wait for 3 minutes — stir well + serve. These shin cups are versatile and so simple to make.

We talked to Kevin L from IA about Nongshim and here's what he had to say:

 

Q:
Describe the different flavor notes that you taste in the broth, the texture of the noodles, and overall taste of the noodles in the broth.
A:
The broth seems to have a vegetable base with a distinct spice that seems to roll onto your palette at the end of the sip. There are shittake mushrooms in the soup, which add a nice texture and flavor to the broth. The noodles are thinner than usual, but they pick up more flavor, and spice compared to other noodle products
Q:
How would you choose to enhance your mealtime experience of the Shin Cup (e.g. what would you add to it, or what recipes would you make with it)?
A:
To enhance this meal cup I would added a soft boiled egg with a still-gooey center. Breaking the egg into the shin cup would give enough extra texture and flavor to really make this a complete meal.
Q:
What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
A:
I liked the spice of the shin cup honestly. The heat was intense for certain, but it came on so smoothly and subtly it didn't blast you with a wall of heat. The noodle texture picked up enough of the flavor and made it very easy to consume.
Q:
Describe how you prepared the Shin Cup, the level of convenience in preparing it, and your thoughts on its ease of preparation on-the-go.
A:
To prepare I boiled a pot of water and added a cup of boiling water to the cup. Given the simple instructions it was very convenient to prepare and have ready very quickly. If I were to prepare this on-the-go, I'd maybe consider using a microwave to heat the water before adding to the cup. As a commuter myself, I wouldn't consider this shin cup a commuter food though.
Q:
If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
A:
The level of heat is probably a 3 on the 1-5 scale but it ramps up slowly from a 1 to a 3 at the end of the bite. The fast ramp-up in heat does make it seem like it's hotter than it really actually is.

Thanks for your feedback, Kevin L, glad you liked it.

   

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